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Debate: Deep Time and the Transnational

Our Spring 2012 issue featured "The Posthuman Comedy" by Mark McGurl, on deep time and the transnational turn in literary studies—and on the work of Wai Chee Dimock.  Here we reprint the original article, with a response by Dimock and a reply by McGurl.

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Mark McGurl, "The Posthuman Comedy" (Spring 2012)

Wai Chee Dimock, "Low Epic" (Spring 2013)

Mark McGurl, "'Neither Indeed Could I Forebear Smiling at My Self': A Reply to Wai Chee Dimock"(Spring 2013)